Apply to the IECE – Indigenous Early Childhood Educators Professional Development Fellowship
*We are not currently accepting applications for this program.
The Institute for Native-serving Educators offers a professional development fellowship for teachers serving 3-4 year old Native American students. We invite preschool and Head Start teachers who can commit to the program expectations to apply. This fellowship offers a long-term, cohort-model professional development opportunity focused on culturally responsive teaching. The
program commitment is April – December each calendar year. Due to the workload, first-year teachers are not typically a good fit for the IECE. If you meet the criteria below, you may apply.
- Serving 3 – 4 year old Indigenous students in Arizona
- Can drive to Flagstaff, Arizona for a 3-day residency at the end of June
- Can obtain written approval by supervisor to teach the curriculum unit that you develop in the program
- Committed to culturally responsive approaches
- Increased knowledge of best practices in culturally responsive early childhood curriculum development
- Completion of a published, self-authored curriculum unit for use in your classroom, and access to colleague’s self-authored curriculum
- Networking and learning from other educators
- A $1000 stipend provided upon program completion